Students entering William Woods University should be prepared for a considerable amount of work outside the classroom. These requirements differ from class to class from discipline to discipline, but most instructors expect two hours of out-of-class work each week for each course credit hour in a semester long course, or four hours out-of-class work for each course credit hour in an 8 week course. All instructors expect their students to be prepared for class.
Academic Credit Hour Definition:
The University has adopted the following United States Department of Education definition of a credit hour:
A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:
one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time